Battling to districts

The journey the girls basketball team take to succeed


Kayden Zipoy

Sofia Tweedie plays lockdown defense on the Vikings offense. The FHC girls went on to win 48-20.

Isaiah Salin and Natalie Walsh, Staff reporter

The start to the girls varsity basketball season was very different than the end. Initially, the team faced lower ranked teams that they, for the most part, defeated. Yet as the season comes to an end, the team is competing against higher ranked teams. Holt. Howell. Rock Bridge.

For junior Cloie Boyd, this tougher schedule is preparing the team for MSHSAA districts.

“Playing teams that are tough now will help us when we play teams that are tough later on. It will build our mindset up to not get down on ourselves when we do something wrong and just have a better mentality,” Boyd stated.

Boyd knows the schedule won’t get any easier, but still believes the team can succeed and push through adversity.

“I think we always push through, like we’re always picking each other up. If one person is having a bad day, someone else will step up and make up for that,” Boyd said.

Sophomore Lindsay Mason knows the team has improved as every week has gone by.

“We’ve gotten used to playing together, and we’re playing our best basketball [of the season],” Mason said.

Mason knows the improvements the team has made, and the potential the team has for the rest of the season.

“We’re like a family, and [we believe] that we can go far this year,” Mason said.

Mackenzie Jones, junior, knows the improvements the team has made so far this season has all led up to the end of the season.

“We play more as a team and are more comfortable with each other; we also know each other’s strengths and weaknesses,” Jones said.

Jones understands the team has improved as the season progressed, and have become a top tier team.

The girls’ next game is Friday against the Troy Trojans, at 5:30 p.m. Find team updates and information on their official twitter page.